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LA Beyond Cars Exhibition, Los Angeles

Exhibition at Jewel Box, Los Angeles, California, USA: Information + Images

Jul 1, 2010

LA Beyond Cars Exhibition

Jewel Box, City National Bank Plaza towers, 525 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

29 Jul – 28 Aug, 2010


LOS ANGELES, California (July, 2010) – In a culmination of its international Call for Ideas launched earlier this summer, railLA announced the July 29 opening of a curated exhibit entitled LA Beyond Cars. Participants to the Call for Ideas submitted conceptual designs, art, studies, inventions, city plans, videos and other creative solutions revolving around the topic of high-speed rail, its integration into the design of cities and visions of a future more sustainable, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented and less reliant on automobiles.

Over 100 works were received, including invited submissions from renowned architects MVRDV, Eric Owen Moss, Topotek1, and Pritzker Prize laureates Thom Mayne, Sir Norman Foster, and Zaha Hadid. The 15,000 s.f. exhibit space will display drawings, videos, animations, rail-inspired installation by sculptor Stephen Glassmanand will host interactive station design workshops by artist and planner, James Rojas.

The exhibit will run through August 28 in the “Jewel Box” at the base of the City National Bank Plaza towers, 525 South Flower Street, in Downtown Los Angeles.

While the ideas to be exhibited will be drawn from participants as far afield as the Netherlands, China, Korea, Germany, Great Britain and Macedonia, the focus of many of the works are local, specifically addressing the development of Los Angeles Union Station and the neighborhood surrounding it. The Transit District area between Union Station and the Los Angeles River are addressed by one such scheme from the Piggy Backyard, a volunteer collaboration of local design and architecture firms Chee Salette Architecture Office, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Perkins+Will. Also being represented will be work by college students, engineers, artists, industrial designers, entrepreneurs, and children, whose musings range from practical improvements to train and track design, to critical and optimistic visions on the future Los Angeles.

Four prizes will be awarded by the railLA executive committee at the event’s conclusion, in addition to a prize awarded by the general public through an online poll. Submissions may be viewed online at

About railLA

railLA is a joint not-for-profit collaboration between the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/LA) and the American Planning Association (APA-LA) with the specific purpose of increasing public awareness of the benefits inherent in integrating high-speed rail into our cities, most notably, at first, in Los Angeles. Events such as LA Beyond Cars are intended to generate enthusiasm about the California High-Speed Rail Project and encourage a paradigm shift toward the use of transit.

Since its inception, railLA has quickly become a growing partnership of architects, city and regional planners, and engineers working with business and community leaders as one voice to guarantee that the promise of high-speed rail becomes a reality.

For more information on railLA and its summer 2010 programs, please visit

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles Architectural Designs

Los Angeles Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Los Angeles Architecture Designs – Selection

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Richard Meier & Partners with Robert Irwin; Emmet L. Wemple & Associates; Thierry W. Despont
Getty Center Building – famous example of contemporary architecture

Vertical Courtyard, Santa Monica
Design: Montalba Architects
Vertical Courtyard Residence Santa Monica
photograph : Kevin Scott
Vertical Courtyard Residence in Santa Monica
The home centers around the vertical courtyard that connects all three levels of the home, along with adjacent terraced gardens, to create moments of simplicity and poetry within the residence.

Cherokee Lofts, Santa Monica
Pugh + Scarpa
Cherokee Lofts

Openhouse, Hollywood Hills
XTEN Architecture
Hollywood Hills house

Hollywood Palladium Restoration
COE Architecture International
Hollywood Palladium

The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House
Richard Neutra Architect ; Richard and Dion Neutra Architects
The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House

Los Angeles Architect

SCI-Arc Exhibition + Lecture Information – Los Angeles

American Architects

American Architecture

SCI-Arc Gallery Exhibition : L.A. in Wien / Wien in L.A.

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